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CeCe Winans, Black Gospel Music, and the Ambivalence of Stardom

Religion and Popular Music : Artists, Fans, and Cultures

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...Introduction This chapter engages in the debate about the role of the Christian religion in daily life and the extent to which Christianity is compatible to and aligned with culture. Although these debates are evident in the New Testament...

Contemporary Christian Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...Evangelical popular music is connected to a mythology, a history that dates back in time to the American counterculture of the 1960s, specifically a revival of conservative Christianity known as the Jesus Movement, a new way of expressing...

Paul Robeson

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Roy Acuff

Artist Pages

...By the middle of the twentieth century, the system of music production and distribution established by Roy Acuff in Nashville had become the standard by which the business operated until the decline of physical record sales in the early...

Aretha Franklin's Amazing Grace

Aaron Cohen

Aaron Cohen is associate editor of DownBeat magazine. His writing on gospel music has been featured extensively in the Chicago Tribune, and he lives in Chicago, IL. He recently won the 2011 ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for his article on Ray Charles in Downbeat. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Continuum, 2011

33 1/3 Books

...A fascinating and thoroughly researched exploration of the best-selling gospel album of all time....
...The sound of R & B/soul music in the late 1960s would have been completely different if not for the career of Aretha Franklin. Aretha was born in Memphis, Tennessee. Her father was C. L. Franklin (a civil rights activist and preacher...

Joan Baez

Artist Pages

...Through the folk vogue of the late 1950s and early 1960s, few artists emerged as dedicated and talented as Joan Baez. Baez was born in New York in 1941 to a middle-class family that converted to Quakerism when she was young. Baez graduated...

Bill Monroe

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...When Bill Monroe brought together various regional forms to create bluegrass music, he fundamentally altered the trajectory of American music culture and created a factory for producing uniquely talented musicians. Monroe was born...


Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 1,573,267 (2003) The Republic of Botswana is a landlocked country in southern Africa of some 220,000 sq miles (569,800 sq km), encircled by Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia and South Africa. Formerly the British protectorate...

Johnny Cash

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...Few artists embody their chosen form to the degree of Johnny Cash. Born in Arkansas in 1932, Cash began singing with his family while working in their farm’s cotton fields. In 1944, Cash’s brother died in a table saw accident and,...